Thank you, all, for the many teas that you enjoyed with friends and family last week in honor of Emilie Loring. Your enthusiasm and creativity made this first event a terrific success! If you haven’t seen the final collection of photos and stories, they are here: Welcome to our tea party. So happy you could come!
In that post, you saw the youngest generation of Emilie Loring descendants joining our festivities in “A Loring Family Tea.” Today, we have an extraordinary treat. Tuulikki and Becky share the heirloom setting for their afternoon tea party followed by sherry before dinner–a rare invitation to join them in their home and to imagine what it was like when Emilie Loring was there.
He smiled at his mother who in a silvery gray costume was presiding at the tea table. Why didn’t all white-haired women wear large pinkish-red hats, he wondered, as he noticed that the color of hers was rosily reflected on her hair and skin. She had the charm of a Marquise escaped from a French fan. High of Heart
“I collect everything. If I have a specialty it’s silver boxes…” Keepers of the Faith“.. and here I am with fifty dollars in my pocket, a year’s supply of Parisian clothes, forty silver boxes, some of them bought with your birthday money…” Across the Years…a red teakwood table laden with ivory carvings from China, and silver boxes from everywhere, and a bowl of yellow roses on a marqueterie desk. Bright SkiesEach one of the silver boxes on the tables took her back to the place where she had acquired it. I Hear Adventure Calling
The Lorings’ photos take us back to a lovely time–and not a fictional one. Emilie Loring lived in gracious times, in a charming setting. She would have especially enjoyed the Lorings’ heirloom tea and sherry before dinner.